Career-minded journalist, Savannah Mason aspires to take the anchor seat at the New York City news station where she works. But her father has other plans. He insists his daughter study medicine so she can take over his surgical practice. Why can’t he understand being a newscaster is all she’s ever wanted?
When cardiac surgeon Dr. Rob Sinclair lands on the New York Times Bestsellers List, his agent tells him he needs a promo spot for his upcoming book release. Suddenly, what little time he had for his two children dwindles even more. He swears he can do it all, promising himself he’ll find a way to give his kids the attention they need.
When fate selects Savannah to conduct the prime-time interview with the renowned surgeon, sparks fly. Drawn to the hot doctor, she embarks on a path toward love with a man who seems all wrong for her. And though she questions every step they take, their relationship leads her to blazing passion, honesty, and forgiveness.
However, before she can fully accept his love, she must face the unresolved issues in her life as well as confess a secret from her past that she fears he’ll never accept. Will Savannah and Rob’s connection be strong enough to heal the scars of their past and grant them another chance at love?
Sit down and make yourself comfortable. Do you prefer regular or decaf or how about organic green tea?”
“Tea sounds good to me. Green tea carries health benefits, too.”
“I won’t be long.” She chuckled at his cute medical reference. A fresh brewed tea took a few minutes in the new system she’d purchased at a specialty shop. A bag of oatmeal cookies made with all-natural ingredients came in handy, and she reached for them along with the cups. When the tea was done, she put a few cookies on the tray and carried it to the living room. The last thing she’d expected was to play hostess, but she found it fun.
“Here you go.” She placed it on the coffee table.
Rob patted the spot next to him. “It’s time to relax. You’ve had a tiring day.” He took a few sips of tea and set the mug on a coaster.
His doting words reminded her of the typical thing a doctor would say, but his caring nature appealed to her. With Rob sitting so close, her hands shook. They exchanged playful glances. Rob stood and went to the sliding glass doors. “You have a great view from here.”
She got up and moved toward him. Her chest tightened with each step. As she approached him and admired his tall stature, it dawned on her he could be a candidate for People’s sexiest man alive. Control yourself.
“I’m happy here,” she admitted. “I love it when the morning light shines on the water and it mimics crystal.”
Rob moved closer to her. His gaze, fixed on her, sent shivers from head to toe. Afraid of what might happen next, she turned away. An electric energy surged between them. Rob reached for her and pulled her firmly up against his chest.
“You’re an amazing woman, Savannah.”
His lips met hers, and he cradled her head in his hands as if she was a precious jewel. It all happened so quickly, she didn’t have time to react. The warmth of his touch sent waves of heat down to her stomach and in between her legs as the world stood still. When Rob’s hands moved across her back, it took her to a level of arousal she never expected. She found herself spellbound by the feel of his rock-hard body. All of the emotions she’d kept inside emerged when Rob held her tight. When they finally parted, she stood frozen in shock with her heart pounding and her ears ringing.
His expression made him appear as if he’d broken the law, with his mouth open and eyes practically popping out of his head. He quickly took a step aside. “I don’t know what to say. I-I’m, so sorry for my rude behavior.”
“You weren’t rude. I didn’t stop you.”
“I don’t know what got into me. You’re an amazing woman, and I find you terribly attractive.” He stared deep into her eyes.
“Thank you.” She turned away, still uneasy, but flattered.
“I’d like to take you on a real date. Would that be possible? Is it in contradiction of ethics to date someone you’re working with?”
“There’s no rule for dating a guest on the show. I make my own rules.” Surprised by her words, she held her arms close to her body and rubbed them.
“That’s what I like about you. You’re not afraid of taking a risk. I could tell from the moment I met you, you were a strong, independent woman.”
Unanswered questions twirled around in her head. Making a date with a doctor and one with a family, no less, is crazy. She was sure she should resist, but her body told her something completely different.
“I’ll never hear the end of it when Angela finds out,” she mumbled to herself.
“I’m sorry? I missed that.” He stood still with shoulders squared and legs apart. “I thought you said something.”
“Oh, it’s nothing.” He’d think she was playing games with him if he heard her comment.
“Why don’t we sit and start over? You didn’t touch your tea.”